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​Today’s contract ratification vote was a huge success, and I want to thank all the members who ignored the media hype about gridlock and the MTV Video Music Awards and came out anyway to make their voices heard. I also want to thank the Negotiations Team, our Executive Board and NTU staff for manning the polls and answering questions since 7 a.m. 

We had 887 voters come out, with 93.46% voting YES and 6.54% voting NO.  The YES’s have it, and we have ratified the contract!  Now the agreement will go before the NBOE Board meeting tomorrow night Tuesday August 27th for their approval.  




Reminder: Contract Ratification vote is Monday, August 26 ,2019 from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Newark Teachers Union, 1019 Broad Street. All members are welcome to vote!

Why is it important to vote?

This contract removes the last vestiges of corporate reform from the district.  No more renew schools, no more performance pay.  This contract is a message to our enemies that your evil is not welcome in Newark or any other public schools.

Where can I find the contract information?

What if I have questions?

We will have staff available


CONTRACT BOOK 2019-2024 - August 2019

Salary Progressions - August 2019

REVISED Teacher Salary Progressions June 2, 2022 - The attached Salary Progression should be read from left to right.  First column is your current step.  The next two columns are comparisons of the current guides and the new guides for 2022-2023, and the two columns after that are comparisons for 2023-2024.

Power Point - 2019

FAQ's - 2019

Contract Reopener FAQ (June 2022)



Thank you for your patience!

This afternoon, we signed a tentative memorandum of agreement with the Newark Board of Education.  This tentative agreement still needs to be approved by the Executive Board and ratified by the membership. 

This is the schedule of upcoming events:

Monday, August 12 - 9:30 AM - Agreement will be presented to President Abeigon and the Executive Board for their review and approval.

Monday, August 12 - 12:30 PM - Agreement will be presented to Building Reps for their review.

Tuesday, August 13 - Material will be posted on our website for members to review:


We believe we are very close to reaching a contract settlement with Newark Board of Education.   It is going to be very important that you stay in touch with your Union for contract details, information sessions and voting over the summer.

How can you do that?
2) Make sure Mike Maillaro has an up to date PERSONAL email for you.  And check that email often! Send him an email at

January 15 Executive Board Meeting will be Executive (Closed) Session

In preperation for Contract Negotiations, our January 15 meeting will be closed session.  We apologize for any inconvience.



Negotiations with the district will officially kick off in January.  One of the most important first steps in negotiations is our Contract Survey.  This year, we are focusing in on several issues that our members have told us are of particular importance, ranging from more prep time to additional protections and benefits for per diem staff.    You can also add your own suggested topics.  Remember!  The more we hear something, the more we can push for it.  So work with your Building Rep and Committee to bring forward issues that are important to you!

Click on Contract Survey


From: Wingo, Legretha
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:56 AM

Dear District Employees:

It’s that time of the year again!   Open Enrollment 2018 is effective now through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.   The elections you make during Open Enrollment will remain in effect from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018 and cannot be changed or revoked until the next annual open enrollment period, unless you have a qualifying life event.  Should you experience a qualified life event, you must notify Benefits Office within 30 days of the qualifying event. 

If you would like to